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New Product Digest, Part 2

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Substrates, Inks, Adhesives, Polymers…

Release Coatings Save Money
Dow Corning Corp., Midland, MI; 989/496-4000;
Syl-Off solventless silicone release coatings enable lower platinum usage and allow users to save as much as 10%–15% in silicone costs, without sacrificing performance, company reports.

Synthetic Papers Have Long Life
ICI Imagedata, Wilmington, DE; 302/887-4160;
Permanent Papers are said to combine an attractive print finish with durability, ensuring long-life, "tear-proof" performance in most hostile environments. The papers are recommended for printing by offset litho, screen, electrophotography, or other types of digital printing and are described as ideal for all types of labels, including luggage tags, plant labels, and point of sale, both for indoor and outdoor use.

Ink Systems for Sheet-Fed Use
Flint Ink, Ann Arbor, MI; 734/622-6000;
ArrowStar sheet-fed ink systems provide three formulations: 8030 can be used with or without IR heaters and is ideal for coated and uncoated paper and paperboard; Fast-Setting 3030 is suitable for coated and uncoated papers and paperboard, as well as for foil stamping; and High Strength 4000, said to offer stable ink-water balance at all speeds, is suited for folding cartons, wide-format graphics, direct mail, and labeling applications.

Shimless Technology Offered
Applied Extrusion Technologies (AET), New Castle, DE; 302/326-5558;
Mirage holographic packaging and labeling films with shimless designs reportedly eliminate seams or lines within holographic diffractive gratings. Applications include labels, flexible packaging, folding cartons, gift-wrapping sundries, and advertising/ promotional displays. Available in rolls to 32-in. dia and web widths to 63 in.

Transfer Medium Adds Shimmer
Decorated Paper, a div. of Hazen Paper Co., Holyoke, MA; 413/538-8204; 800/882-3400;
Mira-Jet transfer medium reportedly makes display materials sparkle and shimmer when printed onto the Brilliance line of holographic and foil boards, causing posters to appear backlit and POP displays to have motion. Also applies a protective coating said to guard the image from damage by moisture, stains, chemicals, and abrasion.

Ink Undergoes Color Change
Sherwood Technology Ltd., Cheshire, UK; +44 (0) 151 423 9360;
DataLase combines chemistry, substrate conversion, and laser energy for high-speed printing. It is described as a non-toxic and environmentally friendly ink, coating, or substrate additive that produces a positive image when marked by a low-power CO2 laser. The ink, coating, or additive then undergoes a chemical color change and creates an image that is stable and has high contrast.

Packaging Films Offered
Mitsubishi Plastics, Greenville, SC; 864/288-0128;
Three flexible packaging films are called ideal for food, medical, and consumer product packaging. Techbarrier oriented films are coated with SiOx to achieve oxygen and water vapor barrier properties approaching those of aluminum foil. Supernyl coextruded nylon film is biaxially oriented and contains a barrier resin in the core. Santonyl nylon film is bi-axially oriented and maintains mechanical properties at higher temperatures than typical nylon films, company says.

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Laser-Cut Labels with No Tools
AB Graphic Intl., East Yorkshire, UK; +44 (0)1262 671138; abgint.com
Sabre Extreme MK 2 laser label die-cutting unit requires no tooling, company reports, allowing for benefits such as job changes in seconds with minimal material waste; real-time tracking to ensure perfect register of print to cut; storing of up to 16 jobs on press; and the ability to kiss cut/through cut, and perforate.

Splice Many Materials
Keene Technology Inc./KTI, South Beloit, IL; 815/624-8989;
CF Series cantilever film splicer is said to eliminate stops for roll changes; work with PET, PVC, BOPP, and LDPE; and feature an overlap splice with no loose tails to cause jamups.

New Features Control Tension
Dover Flexo Electronics, Rochester, NH; 603/332-6150;
The Webhandler 3 tension controller offers advanced features including job parameter (recipe) storage and recall; push-button rezero; soft start; automatic speed-change compensation; taper tension; and high- and low- tension limit switch (TLS) setting.

Many Screen Print Features
Omet, Lecco, Italy; +39 (0) 341 367513;
Screen printing unit features a presetting kit; sliding trolley for interchange with flexo printing unit; hardened steel frame; pressure, inclination, and doctor blade run adjustment; and automatic preregister.

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